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 #46797  by WESHOOT2
 Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:25 am
March 26, 2018, 17:31, I drove away in my third Kizashi.

Starting mileage 48,958.

Drove a hundred miles, then bumped the front Goodyear Triple-Treads to 45PSI, rears to 41.
Transformed!
MPG hovered around 30.9.

Couldn't go fast, because the wife was tailing me.

Nice car. Miss the RF stereo.
(First CD: Ozzy's "Black Rain")




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 #46806  by Ronzuki
 Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Good for you...figured you'd miss the RF.
 #46816  by KuroNekko
 Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Congrats.
I'm sure some Suzuki engineer in Japan would weep with appreciation that the "failed" Kizashi is so special to some and worth buying one after another.
Let's see a pic!
 #46818  by Ronzuki
 Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 pm
No doubt...I'd suspect the entire team responsible for the car's design, development and production would love to hear about WESHOOT's tales of happy ownership!
 #46827  by WESHOOT2
 Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Yesterday's driving left me at 49,451.

JUST swapped on the 7.5" wide light Enkeis with the snows, and I'm here looking for the TPMS hack.

Then I'm gonna drive.......
 #46832  by WESHOOT2
 Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:24 am
Lucky Tim; the wheels/tires went on easily (enough for a 63-yr-old. I mean, four times with that slow jack, and I bent the stock lug wrench tightening the last wheel), AND they seem perfectly balanced. Bonus --still laughing-- smoother and quieter than the Goodyears I pulled off.



Woe: Still haven't hacked the TMPS sensors successfully. Yet. I remain hopeful. Struggle......




First impressions: I got a new car! Feels new. The slightly different suspension, with its increased height, takes a bit longer to take a set, and allows a bit more lean.
The trade-off of increased ground clearance ain't a bad trade.
Not quite as jiggly-nervous as the GTS, but still feels well controlled.
Steering is sharp.

The jury remains out on its motor and power delivery. First, burn 40--50 gallons of Mobil premium to clean things up, then new plugs and maybe an air filter (haven't looked), and the whole time heavy gas-mashing to loosen things up a bit.

The car felt heavy of foot with its stock wheels; the light wide wheels make it feel more sure-footed, yet light on its feet.

Pics when the kids get a chance to help.



I was again reminded just how nice a vehicle Suzuki produced, not as modern-gimmicky-iPhoney inside, buts its drive still rarely equalled.




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 #46836  by KuroNekko
 Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:50 am
Interesting notes about the difference you notice with the suspension, going from a normal Kizashi suspension then to a Sport suspension, and then back to a normal Kizashi suspension again.
I look forward to the photos of the latest Kizashi.
 #46840  by WESHOOT2
 Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:37 pm
What am I missing:


-close all doors
-car in Park, e-brake set
-push Start for acc
-right away open door and push button 2 sec off 2 on 2 off 2 on 4 release
-drop air pressure at each wheel 25 sec quick quick quick
-turn off acc
-add air

Nothing changes....... ?
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